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Wachsmann, Philipp / Trevor Taylor / Paul Medley / Matthew Hutchinson : Old Dreams New Horizons (FMR)

Quartet, trio and duo sessions between Paul Medley on alto saxophone & bass clarinet, Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, Matthew Hutchinson on piano, and Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics; improv and ea-improv that uses space and patient pacing, merging approaches from Circuit Electro-Acoustic Ensemble with an overall acoustic chamber feel--beautiful.
 

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Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMRCD538-1018
Squidco Product Code: 28060

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2019
Country: UK
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded at Visconti Studios, Kingston, London


Personnel:

Paul Medley-alto saxophone, bass clarinet

Trevor Taylor-percussion, electronics

Matthew Hutchinson-piano

Philipp Wachsmann-violin, electronics

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Artist Biographies:

Paul Medley is an Oxford based improvising musician who plays clarinet, bass-clarinet and tenor sax. Paul has played in several UK based groups, including AMV and Ensemble Azut. He is currently the chair of the collective Oxford Improvisers.

-Oxford Improvisers (https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=4&ved=2ahUKEwiLz8K-r4DlAhVyh-AKHYSKAHUQFjADegQIBhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fbrunoguastalla.net%2Ftag%2Foxford-improvisers%2Ffeed%2F&usg=AOvVaw0vn9fmFR9fc5wl1oZLKIMY)
11/6/2019

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Trevor Taylor is an improvising musician based in the UK, performing electroacoustic improvisation. He is best known for his band Circuit, and his associations with saxophonists Evan Parker and Paul Dunmall. He is also the label leader for FMR (Future Music Records).

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Matthew Hutchinson is a UK pianist, known for Chris Burn's Ensemble, Timothy Victor's Folk Orchestra and his work with Phil Wachsmann, Richard Beswick, Hugh Metcalfe, Trevor Taylor, and Paul Medley.

-Discogs (https://www.discogs.com/artist/617231-Matthew-Hutchinson)
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"Philipp Wachsmann. Born Uganda, 1944; violin, viola and electronics.

In the CD booklet to Gushwachs, John Corbett notes that Phillip Wachsmann came to free improvisation from a predominantly classical background, particularly via the contemporary experiments of "indeterminacy, graphic and prose-based scores, conceptualism and electroacoustics, listening to Webern, Partch, Ives, Berio and Varèse, reading 'Die Reihe' and interrogating the rhythmic, harmonic and melodic preoccupations of Western art music. Starting in 1969, Wachsmann was a member of Yggdrasil, an ensemble performing works by Cage, Cardew, Feldman, Ashley and others and in this group he used contact mikes on the violin and made his own electronic instruments, ring modulators and routing devices. Ironically, his studies with Nadia Boulanger in Paris (1969-1970) pushed him hard in the direction of free music. He recalls: 'Despite her neoclassical orientation, her insistence that composition is about the imagination of performance and its realisation, the live moment, and her stunning ability to make this happen was a powerful influence on me, steering towards 'performance' and therefore 'improvisation'.'"

Wachsmann moved from Yggdrasil to Chamberpot - recorded on Bead 2 - and shortly thereafter appeared on Tony Oxley's influential February papers, forward looking in the virtual 'industrial' orientation of some of the tracks, years before this became an accepted genre; the two musicians have continued to work together, in various groupings but notably in the percussionist's Celebration Orchestra. Philipp Wachsmann has also performed and/or recorded with: Derek Bailey's Company, e.g. on the recording Epiphanies; Georg Graewe; Barry Guy; Iskra 1903; King Übü Orchestrü; London Jazz Composers' Orchestra; Evan Parker, particularly as part of the Evan Parker Electronic Project; Quintet Moderne; Fred Van Hove's ML DD 4; Rüdiger Carl's COWWS (now CPWWS) Quintet; and Lines, with Martin Blume, Jim Denley, Axel Dörner and Marcio Mattos. He also plays as a solo musician.

Phillip Wachsmann also administers Bead Records."

-EFI: European Free Improv (http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/mwachs.html)
11/6/2019

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track listing:


1. Dreams Shared 18:15

2. New Horizons 6:43

3. Between Dreams 5:33

4. Sightings 5:17

5. Sharing 5:09

6. Ears Dreaming 10:07

7. Seeing Together 4:30

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Quartet, trio and duo sessions between Paul Medley on alto saxophone & bass clarinet, Trevor Taylor on percussion & electronics, Matthew Hutchinson on piano, and Philipp Wachsmann on violin & electronics; improv and ea-improv that uses space and patient pacing, merging approaches from Circuit Electro-Acoustic Ensemble with an overall acoustic chamber feel--beautiful.

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Improvised Music
Jazz
Free Improvisation
Electro-Acoustic
Electro-Acoustic Improv
London & UK Improv & Related Scenes
European Improvisation and Experimental Forms
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Trio Recordings
Duo Recordings
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